Halle Berry's 'Extant' will premiere on CBS in July
The network says "Extant" will debut Wednesday, July 2, two days after Season 2 of "Under the Dome" debuts. CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler says the series, produced by Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, "is the perfect melding of classic Spielberg genres -- it's science fiction and it's family."
The show stars Berry as an astronaut who returns from a year-long mission in space -- and she's pregnant. She struggles to reconnect with her inventor husband and their son, who's an android the husband built.
"What happened to Molly in space ultimately could be a threat to her son," and possibly to humanity, creator Mickey Fisher says in a teaser clip CBS showed to critics Wednesday (Jan. 15) at the TCA winter press tour.
Fisher also executive produces "Extant" with Spielberg, Greg Walker ("Without a Trace," "Vegas"), Brooklyn Weaver, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.